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sandy, but as drivers rush to replace them, you may be forced to pay a higher price. >> huh. a car salesmen or congressmen? who do americans trust the least? the new numbers and lou dobbs taking up that up. >> how apple is expanding its empire into the crib. >> my goodness. there's little siri there and little macbook. goinged to floor of the new york stock exchange, and, lauren, economic data, down just a little bit in the red today, down 22 points 37 >> yeah, it is the first trading day of the new month. december, a strong month historically for the stocks, but there's a push and pull going on between market forces and the economic data, and we're in the red across the board, relatively flat this monday morning. the data, u.s. manufacturing activity last month lowest level since the summer of 2009, but then we got a construction spending report that was good. in october, it rose by the largest amounts in five months, and then we got auto sales throughout the morning, and while they were decent, gm, toyota, and chrysler missed november's estimates, but ford beat them. that's the d
this in perspective, one former cbo director says the costs of hurricane sandy could easily wipe out most of next year's savings. >> with a trillion dollar deficit right now. so if you cut 94 billion and nothing else changes you barely dented the deficit. the other programs are growing. we'll not see spending decline. in fact we'll likely have a emergency spending bill for sandy that is 60 billion. 94 is gone right there. >> even with a trillion dollars in cuts federal spending is on the way up every year starting with 3.5 trillion this fiscal year. nearly 3.6 trillion in 2014. 4 trillion by 2016 and 5 trillion by 2021. the cbo says even allowing 5 trillion in tax increases to hit the economy the next decade the federal government still spends $2.3 trillion more than it takes in. back to you. melissa: oh, rich edson thanks so much. adam: you think with the physical problems the country faces zooming at us like a 1959 he had sell going at us on a one way treat there would be sense of urgency. president obama has no meetings, no public appearances on the issue planned at least so far today. brad blakema
, conn. a mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school. we are now learning there are at least 26 fatalities, eight adults, 18 children. there is no active shooter at this time, as we are hearing. the gunman took his own life. state police have cleared the scene. we are moments away from a police news conference at the school. we will take you there when it happens. the justice department reporting to hand guns were recovered at the scene. a block and a six hour. no terrorist connection at this point. the same producer. the gunman was dressed in a military like outfit wearing black beady use in the military best there are reports of a second %-confirmed as of yet.not been law-enforcement sources saying there is no motive at this time. white house press secretary is saying last our president obama was notified about the shooting might deputy national security advisor john brennan. the white house is still waiting for more information about the incident, but the president is receiving regular updates. the president might address the nation regarding this incident. we have not confir
sandy. dennis: you might really believe easily that story and as we do oil. ♪ [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. dennis: time to make money with charles payne. he is good at it. we're looking at a battered retailer, j.c. p. charles: i am calling a reality rally. the reality is ron johnson we all know came in. he was a rock star at avalanche he is going to turn this whole thing upside down and reinvent the department store. forget sales and promotions, that is not how you do it. he has never been in a j.cc penney and it is a lot harder than selling apple products. stock has had a huge roll up, it went and got hammered and has been coming back and the law firm there saying they got their act together, jpmorgan, they're bringing back this discount, they're bringing back promotions, they have a friend and family thing. this
are doing well today. they are up by just under 3%. if you took out the impact of hurricane sandy that hit in late october, fedex would have reported earnings better than expected. that would be the good news. they are keeping an outlook for the full year and also their expectations for overall u.s. economic growth. what is interesting about fedex is there air expression, they're more expensive way to ship things. if you wanted to use fedex ground, monday was the deadline. tomorrow is the deadline for ups regular ground shipping if you want those gifts in time for christmas. melissa: i did not know that. good stuff, lauren. the united states is at risk. the agency says it is a lack of a deal that could erode growth potential for the company. the united states was already downgraded from aaa status last year. lori: i think it is fascinating. everyone blew past the first downgrade we had. interest rates actually fell. now, a second downgrade, where do you default to. it is really troubling. we have to keep a close eye on it with this fiscal cliff. that is what we are here for. melissa: we wi
to, believe it or not, hurricane sandy. >> jeff flock has the story at the bureau in chicago. hi, jeff. >> indeed. two headlines. sandy one, and the other is fiscal cliff. starting to see the first impacts now in terms of considerations about fiscal cliff on the sales call today with ford keeping production up in the first quarter. they are bullish, increasing production by 11%, and gm holding off on sales forecasts because they are worried about the cliff. look at the numbers. as lori said, gm up 3%, ford up 6%, chrysler up, 30th consecutive month of increases for chrysler, toyota up 17%. gm did well with small cars, we're getting to the point in the country where cars are # getting so old, 11 years is the average age of a vehicle right now, and that is driving it as well. on the sandy front, as we look at the stock numbers, the folks at ford say we are 30,000 additional sales industry-wide because of sandy. toyota said they they 400,000 cars were damaged in sandy, a boost to gm and ford. look at the stock there. ford stock not harmed by news of another recall for them. that rec
, superstorm sandy. they do not think it was consumers fear got as much as it was on the drops of the markets in the middle east. back to you. lori: i think they did more online also. joining us now is founder and resident of sica wealth management. this is what i am thinking about with this disappointing sales. it is so difficult for the federal government. people are wary of all of the uncertainty. they are keeping their pocketbooks closed during this all-important spending season. do you see that as an interesting perspective? >> i think at this point, here you have this santa claus rally which is a market phenomenon that makes sense until it doesn't. that works until it doesn't. coming into this season we would have a typical 1.7% increase in the s&p 500. now, we are dealing with questions that will remain unanswered until january. that uncertainty makes investors anxious. tracy: we have for trading days left. what should we be doing? what should people be doing over the course of the next couple trading days? >> i think people should really look at their capital gains. we are at a point
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is losing ground after jumping 3%. we have sandy smith at the chicago mercantile exchange. you told us oil would hit $100. we're on our way. >> we are down with today's session. people stepped in to the oil market because it was struggling. it is still negative for the year at underperforming and crude oil is down a percent and again today the word is he'll like it did deal by the end of the year and those who do as an say it will not be right where it will be bad. we still are not talking about growing jobs so there is negative sentiment crude-oil prices down when typically during of big storm prices would go up but they're dropping because there is fear we will enter a recession and the country will struggle and they say if we enter the new year we will see higher taxes, lower home values in people struggling. it is not a good. they say that's speaker boner will cave in and we will not get a good deal. >> calls it these oil cliffhanger. >> it is rattling explaining why a trading volume was down there may be at camp saying it is a good price. exxonmobil refinery near chicago jeff? >> and
, sandy pass no mat what they are. if they're disas truss it was sandy. if the economy is great --. ashley: so difficult to trade in this environment right now. >> it is so difficult to trade. people have to be very aware. that is the key word you use, trade. do you want to be a trader or do you want to be an investor? so many people tell me, charles, i don't want to be trader. they buy at 30, goes to 28.04, oh, my god i need to sell it, i'm losing my shirt!. what the heck. i thought you didn't want to be a trader? one of the reasons i'm getting a little bit bullish about the market in general. i'm a individual stock guy. i don't like to do the macro thing. i like the way the market acts. we've seen a shaking out of the weak sisters. we had the market pull back sharply. we saw the pullback in apple. weak holders of stocks, weak sisters have for the most part been shaken out. it would take disasterous news --. ashley: talking about disaster, what if we went over the cliff? >> if we did go over the cliff and saw the market pull back sharply i would look to be a buyer on the pullback. here's
fox news minute. people paying respects to the victims of sandy hook elementary. there are six more funerals today. attorney general eric holder is traveling to newtown to meet with local law enforcement. that will happen later this afternoon. a scathing report that falsifies state leaders for an adequate security at the attack of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. a memorial service is being held for the late u.s. senator inside the u.s. capitol building today. the beloved senator from hawaii was the second longest senator in u.s. history. back to connell. connell: breaking news out of washington right now. eric cantor just roughed up some comments. there he is. they just roughed up a few moments ago from capitol hill. on the boat tonight that is expected on the plan b -- cantor saying they just wrapped up. i believe two days after christmas, they will be back to talk about this. also another breaking political story. the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker is going to run for senate. he will run for senate in new jersey in 2014. why is that important, well, there has been a lot
the administration is requesting for hurricane sandy relief. connell: right. okay. well, that does put it in some perspective giving you an idea what they are thinking, but the question is what do they do about it? a few interesting exchanges, and i don't know what reporter it was, the microphone was low, but why do we do this every christmas? it's always something. that's one of the concerns. we cover markets, and can they function? every year it's something pushed to the end, and it's going to happen again. how do the republicans, i don't know if "get out of this" is the right phrase, and a couple days ago, maybe i did see it, but now i don't see the end game how it works out. >> that is right. 65% of the americans of believe the federal government is broken. 82% of republicans, 71% of independents believe the federal government is broken. 47% of democrats. that suggests that people don't trust how the federal government is spending their money once the federal government gets that money. you have inherent problem in the way the government is working, period. the fact that they have to come to
of sandy. we have the holidays in there it is hard to get a clear view what is going on in the labor market from the claims data this time of year. there is good news. there is one area clearly going to do better in 2013 and that's housing. housing numbers we got to date were spectacular. existing home sales rose 5%. over five million unit annual rate. distressed sales. foreclosures and short sales, bank sales, fell to the lowest share that we've seen since the recession. so, we're, we've seen traditional buyers come back to the market. the inventory of unsold homes has dropped to the lowest level since way back in 2005. we're seeing real improvement in housing and that should keep us out of the ditch in 2013 even if, even if the government messes things up a little bit. ashley: prices still have a way to go though, don't they, mark, from pre-financial crisis levels. until they really get back i don't think we'll ever get back to those levels but until we get a lot more appreciation in price consumers will not that willing to spend, will they? >> that is true. that sun w things qe is trying
power units. it has become so much in demand because of sandy. >> these are products that have only been around ten years. only a 2.5% of u.s. households a huge opportunity for markets. jeff: you have hired 200 people additionally since sandy. >> we are bringing them on and running three ships in this facility today in response. jeff: look at the stock and walked me out here. i will see as much of this facility as i can, a 3,000 square foot facility. bird stock. you have doubled in value as a result of the hurricane. >> we did. people have started to understand the importance of backup power, with you are a homeowner or a business owner. >> this is the wind turned out backup power. this unit right here, let me take a look, people have said i don't want to be out of power every time there's a storm. they are installing these at a cost of $2,000. >> starting price is $2,000. you have to have it installed and go as high as $5,000 that they and power everything from critical things in your home to the whole house. jeff: this market is undeveloped. what percentage of people have these generat
petallides. lori: after october retail sales numbers were distorted by the impact of hurricane sandy november sales bounced back to adjusted 0.3% gain. will we see december sales rise even more? we have a retail analyst with us. dorothy. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. lori: the impact of hurricane sandy what do you think? >> there was impact during the month of november. people were without power in the new york area more than the final week of october. between that and i think carryover for the entire holiday season it is stuff in the northeast from that perspective. lori: absolutely but the follow-up what about money spent on rebuilding effort, extra gas? >> right. there's that positive aspect to it as well. lori: how does it off set? how does it net out? >> i think in terms of christmas shopping, for example, the numbers so far look pretty good. the traffic to us looks pretty good we see in the malls even during this period when normally there is quite a lull going on after the frenzy of black friday. lori: pretty good is a good way to characterize it, even though sales ros
sandy, right? former vice president al gore thinks so and blames president obama for not doing enough to fix it. >> it is causing these extreme weather events. dirty energy causes dirty weather. and we have to come to our senses and do something about it. i deeply respect our president. i'm grateful for the steps that he has taken but we can not have four more years of mentioning this occasionally and saying it's too bad that the congress can't act. melissa: but then, colorado state university researchers out today with a report that says hurricane sandy was not influenced by global warming and lou dobbs is here now to weigh in. >> so i tell you, what is all that with, he wasn't that animated at any point --. melissa: that was nicest part of the speech. i watched the whole thing. he got really agitated. he said our atmosphere is open sewer. yeah, i don't know. >> he ought to look at the colorado state survey which shows over two periods, one in which there was very little carbon dioxide, that is 1899 to 1955, period of 57 years. there were 216 named storms. during the same period, whi
shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school, last friday, he had been confronted by a qualified armed security? would you at least admit, it is possible that 26 little kids, the 26th innocent lives, ttey may have been spared that day. is it so important to you that you would rather continue to risk the alternative? is the press and the political class, here in washington, d.c., so consumed by fear and hatred of the nra and american gunowners that you are willing to accept the world, where real resistance to evil monsters, is alone, unarmed, school principal left to surrender her life to shield the children in her care? no one, no one, regardless of personal political prejudice has the right to oppose that sacrifice. ladies and gentlemen, there is no national one side fits all solution to protecting our children. but do know this president zeroed out school emergency planning grants and last year's budget and scrapped our school policing grants and next year's budget. with all the foreign aid the united states does, with all the money in the federal budget, can't we afford to put
, or emergency dollars for sandy victims as well? >> there is still discussion on the house side of dealing with the sandy bill. there was negotiations in meetings last night with the members of the new york and new jersey delegation specifically related to sandy and number of difficult farm committees and farm state representatives have been discussing with republican leadership how they get that done as well. all the parts are moving here on capitol hill. when it comes to the fiscal cliff negotiations everything is extremely fluid. the deal is a tentative frame work. they're still working out details. shibani: got it. still very much anything can happen. thanks a lot. >> all right. ashley: rich, thank you. a framework perhaps. let's go to peter barnes at the white house. peter, what are you hearing? >> i can confirm what rich is reporting much the president will come out here any minute but he is not expected to announce a final deal. he is going to say that the congressional negotiators and the white house are close to a deal here but that the clock is still sticking to try to get someth
, with the exception of sandy hook elementary. meanwhile, mourners paying final respects to two more students killed in that tragic shooting. government officials say that the -- is working to stabilize the condition. they have not decided if he will be treated in baghdad or another country. a harvard university astronomer is think the device is stumbling in space and officials have not picked up any transmissions. that is to sign pointing to it being inactive at this point. back to you, dagen. dagen: thank you very much. let's talk about these markets. we have a pretty nice rally going on. gold is down. we have gains across the board it was the biggest game of the month, so far. over 10 million, and just 48 hours. the number of copies of google maps downloaded. there is the google stock price today. u.s. government hitting toyota with a record $17.4 million fine. it delayed a safety recall. remember 2010, over 48 william dollars for three violations when you think of christmas dinner, i don't think you're thinking mcdonald's. it is what the fast food corporation is hoping you think about. the one d
flow of products from the gulf coast after sandy, a little bit from isaac too, so our prices here in the northeast are actually 10 or 15 cents above the lows for the year. and i suspect that may continue for a little while. on the west coast, we had a nice down trend, but today of all days, when a lot of people aren't even showing up, kind of like the giants yesterday, we're seeing prices actually move higher in california in a couple refinery issues. so that's going to be the hot market again in 2013. you've got an adversarial relationship between refiners and regulators and that doesn't add up to anything good. dagen: there's something very strange going on in terms of the wholesale market for gasoline and export of gasoline. can you explain that? >> yeah, one of the reasons the east coast has higher prices is -- and there's plenty of gulf coast product is the pipeline and it actually costs 15, 20, 25 cents a gallon to ship it from the gulf coast up to new york. you can actually ship it overseas to west africa or europe for probably a fraction of that. so even though the northea
after superstar sandy that they need to be on their toes. liz: thank you anna and peter. good reporting out there. amazon topping the list of most satisfying websites to shop on. with us, shibani joshi. she has the details. shibani: amazon has been the best for a number of years. [talking over each other] shibani: not all online shopping sites are the same. thankfully, we experience this directly. we are also getting this data. online research company releasing their annual results. for the eighth year in a row, amazon is the number one online retailing sites. also, other names, you may or may not be familiar with, qvc, estÉe lauder, etc. amazon has such a wide range of goods. it is certainly an easy to use site. the losers this year, some of these i have not even heard of. nutrisystem, that is a weight loss system. you have those flash websites. they are coming in at the bottom of the list. 24,000 people responded. liz: who had the biggest drop? shibani: not surprising, jcpenney. the confusion of what is happening in the stores. also, apple. that was a big one. it saw a drop because i
of impacts from hurricane sandy. the bank saying it is looking for ways to cut expenses. those cuts amount to 4% of the companies workforce and is estimated to save $1.1 billion every year. stocks now and every 15 minutes. nicole petallides. nicole: we are looking at a market that is to the downside. let's take a look at citigroup. it is about 4% of the workforce. citigroup is higher. it has had an up arrow throughout the day today. we saw the dow jones industrials this week to the downside. we had two consecutive days in selling. down arrows for the nasdaq. down 1.1%. connell: breaking news out of washington. earlier, speaker boehner speaking about the fiscal cliff. now it is president obama. let's listen. >> we have emerged not yet where we need to be, but we certainly have made progress. the reason we have made progress in part is because of the outstanding management and productivity and gains and efficiencies that you have been able to achieve in each and every one of your companies. i have said this to some of the small groups, let me repeat it to the large groups, i am passionately
isaac and sandy are being replenished and refineries have switched to winter blends. americans will spend a record amount of gasoline this year, $2700 on average. and interesting twist even americans will spend a record amount this year, they're spending the least amount of fuel in 11 years because cars are more fuel efficient but also consumption. tracy: yogurt company has not only given america a drive for greek yogurt, but in five years they have opened one of the largest yogurt factories in twin falls, idaho. the joint now from the plant out in idaho. so good to see you. before we dive into this amazing plant your building, and we are using your camera for the interview today. we need a little bit a background. it came from turkey with pretty much nothing and you first started, you bought a craft plant in new york, employing 1300 people originally started making feta cheese. >> that was my earlier job. i found and added that the plant was for sale and i remember picking it up and there was a plant closing out after 90 years almost. they tried to close the plant in the next
disagree with it. when it comes to investing you may have to move your line in the sandy think. melissa: charles payne, thanks so much. >> all right, guys. lori: quarter till. as we do every 15 we check the markets. nicole on the floor of the new york stock exchange. the u.s. government is getting out of aig. totally? >> big news, big news here. this is something obviously we've been following, right? launch business network launched in 2007 ahead of the entire financial crisis. we watched aig getting bailed out in 2008 and now there has been six sales and $1.6 billion worth. so this is their latest stock sale coming. they're claiming a profit, the government, treasury department of $22.7 billion with these shares. and these sales that they have been making. and there's a look at the stock right now. it is up over 5% at 35.07. back to you. lori: thank you, nicole. melissa: will apple jump in on the special dividend craze? they have plenty of cash but weill tell you why investors may not see the payout. look at movers. today's winners and losers. there is the nasdaq. we'll start there. f
ecosystem. holiday shopping impacted by hurricane sandy. wells fargo shows shoppers spent more and small retailers then they did this time last year. total u.s. resales increased. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ connell: major-league baseball renewed its contract with stubhub. the thing is, we mentioned this a couple times. not all of the big teams in the league are on board. the president of stubhub is joining us to talk about this. obviously, you are excited. the yankees have opted out. the cubs have opted out. these are big teams opting out. that is not great. >> well, i appreciate you bringing up the renewal of our partnership with major league baseball for another five years. we think that is fantastic. there are 30 teams in major league baseball. it would be great to have all of them, but only having three, that is understandable. we are the unofficial fan to fan ticket marketplace. 427 of the other teams. when a seller sells a ticket through stubhub it gets delivered to the buyer. we will continue to sell yankees, cubs and ang
storm sandy. with that being said, it would have been a decent earnings report. there is a shift going on. a down shift. customers are not paying as much for the special services anymore. that is where they are seeing some weakness. we have the dow down six points right now. the s&p is off about 1.5. the first 30 minutes of trading, the dow crossed the unchanged mark 35 times. back to you. dagen: thank you, lauren. connell: we are talking about mortgage rates which are actually on the highs. bernanke, is he the one to give thanks for around the holidays and what will his holiday gift be? dagen: google maps back on the iphone. walt mossberg really loves it and says it has some better features in the google maps for android phones. he will tell you all about it coming up. take a look at world currencies as we go to break. ♪ tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new global account from schwab, tdd#: 1-80
of sandy hook elementary school calling for armed police in all schools. adam shapiro has the latest on this story. >> again advocates and the nra have come under criticism after the tragedy to took place last week. as you can see in the video here, during wayne lapierre's press conference there were protesters not only outside the some inside who tried to disrupt what he had to say but at the end of the day what he was saying was this discussion also include hollywood which promotes extremely violent films as well as video games, he highlight one of them called kindergarten killers. but he said it boils down to this, it is quite clear, in his own words. >> the only way to stop what monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> so the nra is calling on every school in the united states for a trained security officer, several schools have arms trained police officers, and the 132,183 schools nationwide actually had someone who was trained and armed, $
. incredible insight. connell: homes left completely uninhabitable after hurricane sandy tore through. over 71,000 households have applied for fema help. again 2000 that you cannot live in at all. obama proposed $60,000 in aid. dagen: europe's biggest bank said to cough up almost $2 billion because it allowed money laundering to go on. connell: a lot of products for apple. a lot of money. first, let's take a look at oil. people are optimistic about a deal. we will be right back. ♪ >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they n open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so f
billion season. the problem is spending polls track might be off. superstorm sandy hid the regions of the country where we saw the biggest dropoff in spending in that period between october 28th and dec. 20 fourth. there were some rebounds. shopping came back in the last part of holiday shopping season until christmas eve but it was not sufficient to get back on track to what everyone expected. dennis: thank you. with weaker than expected retail numbers we will be heading into a recession next year. shibani: jim laventhol says in many ways yes, but it won't be a disaster. welcome to the show. you heard what adam said, that the consumer which accounts for 70% of the gdp, spending, they are pulling back and pulled back this year and during holiday shopping season. how close are we to start getting into this talk of getting into recession again? >> we're pretty close by i appreciate your pudding a qualifier that we don't have to go into a panic. there are a couple reasons for that. if you look at the stock market which is mainly where people place risk bets on growing their assets it
of superstorm sandy cuts into earnings by six cents. four square cracked the top three in mobile apps rankings. according to a report, the new york based software company landed behind only facebook and twitter in theerankings. that's the latest from the fox business network giving you the power to prosper. ♪ dennis: more out of egypt. protesters lighting fires, an estimated 50,000 marchers. roiters reported that president morsi left the palace in the face was protests, left the residence, and protesters broke through police lines, and pulled back after the tear gas. thousands protesting morsi's declaration giving him nearly unrestricted powers. cheryl: west coast minute. upddte on a story we followed for you. the ports of los angeles and long beach shut right now as clerical workers enter the second week of striking. ten of the 14 terminals are shut because dock workers refuse to cross the picket line. ships idling outside waiting to be cleared to enter with some diverted now to panama. the national retail companies asking the white house to intervene. the fine for texting and driving may g
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